TV: Eurovision 2012 Grand Final

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be held tomorrow night on the 26th May 2012. It will be shown on BBC One and BBC One HD from 8:00 pm onwards for 3 and a half hours.

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Engelbert Humperdinck flies the flag for the United Kingdom during the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. This year’s spectacular event takes place in Baku, Azerbaijan, the country that won last year’s contest.

Engelbert performs first with his soaring ballad Love Will Set You Free, written by award-winning songwriters Martin Terefe and Sacha Skarbek. He is one of 26 acts competing for the coveted title of Eurovision Song Contest winner 2012.

Providing commentary is Graham Norton. This is Graham’s fourth year commentating in the hot seat for BBC viewers.

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The list of countries and order they are performing in are:

01 United Kingdom English Engelbert Humperdinck “Love Will Set You Free”
02 Hungary English Compact Disco “Sound of Our Hearts”
03 Albania Albanian Rona Nishliu “Suus” Personal
04 Lithuania English Donny Montell “Love is Blind”
05 Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnian MayaSar “Korake ti znam” I know your steps
06 Russia Udmurt, English Buranovskiye Babushki “Party for Everybody”
07 Iceland English Gréta Salóme & Jónsi “Never Forget”
08 Cyprus English Ivi Adamou “La La Love”
09 France French, English Anggun “Echo (You and I)”
10 Italy English, Italian Nina Zilli “L’amore è femmina Love Is Female
11 Estonia Estonian Ott Lepland “Kuula” Listen
12 Norway English Tooji “Stay”
13 Azerbaijan (host) English Sabina Babayeva “When the Music Dies”
14 Romania Spanish, English Mandinga “Zaleilah”
15 Denmark English Soluna Samay “Should’ve Known Better”
16 Greece English Eleftheria Eleftheriou “Aphrodisiac”
17 Sweden English Loreen “Euphoria”
18 Turkey English Can Bonomo “Love Me Back”
19 Spain Spanish Pastora Soler “Quédate conmigo” Stay with me
20 Germany English Roman Lob “Standing Still”
21 Malta English Kurt Calleja “This Is the Night”
22 Macedonia Macedonian Kaliopi “Crno i belo” Black and white
23 Ireland English Jedward “Waterline”
24 Serbia Serbian Željko Joksimović “Nije ljubav stvar” Love is not an object
25 Ukraine English Gaitana “Be My Guest”
26 Moldova English Pasha Parfeny “Lăutar” Traditional musician

I haven’t had a look at the songs yet, nor have I voted in any of the semi-finals, because I prefer to be surprised on the day. There’s usually a couple of songs that are decent enough to listen to after even after Eurovision has finished.

What I’m most intrigued about is that the UK performing first, and how well they will handle this pressure.

For this event, I will be doing a live updating blog, which will give my impressions on each of the performers. Stay tuned and keep refreshing every few minutes as I will be updating my comments for the event post.

Good luck to all the countries performing!

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  1. Lithuania on Eurovision Singing ‘love is blind’ while wearing a blindfold? He’ll have a white stick and guide dog next year.. Hah.

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